Maredith Ryan lives in the Nashville, Tennessee area. She is a middle school English teacher and enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as staying consistently involved in athletics. Ryan’s self-care includes slow Saturday mornings with coffee, time spent in activity, and doing puzzles. Her faith is very important to her and she knows any talent in writing is only because The Lord has graciously blessed her with it. This is Ryan’s first published chapter book; she knew she wanted to be a writer at an early age and, taking the advice of her high school English teacher, has “Never stopped creating.” It is largely because of the countless worlds she’s experienced, adventures she’s embarked on, and individuals she’s met through the incredible act of reading, that she now creates worlds of her own. Ryan now encourages fellow writers with that very same mantra from her early years of writing: Never stop creating.